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Thomas J. Reagan Jr.

1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Thomas J. Reagan Jr. Obituary
KENNEBUNK - Thomas J. Reagan, Jr., 88 of Kennebunk, passed away on Aug. 21, 2015 at Gosnell House in Scarborough surrounded by his loving family.Tom was born on Aug.17, 1927 in the Village of North Dighton, in the City of Taunton, Mass., a son of Thomas J. and Bernice M. (Kiernan) Reagan.
He grew up in the City of New Bedford, Mass. and attended schools there until entering the U.S. Navy in 1944. He served in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres and spent most of his time in the Philippines. Upon discharge he was awarded the Philippine Liberation medal.Upon discharge, he attended Newman Prep School in Boston, Mass and then was employed by Dun & Bradstreet as a financial and credit investigator and reporter.
He then attended Portland University Law School in Portland graduating in 1951.On Sept. 11, 1948, he married Elizabeth Lee LaFountain and they raised five children together. Mr. Reagan was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1951 and practiced law for 52 years. In 2002, he was presented a Life Membership in the Maine State Bar Association. In 1959, he was appointed by the late Gov. Edmund S. Muskie to be Judge of the Kennebunk Municipal Court, which was superseded by the District Court system years later.
In addition, he was a member of the Webber Lefbvre American Legion Post in Kennebunk and the Kennebunk Rotary Club of which he served as Vice President and President. He also served as President of the first Parish Council of St. Martha's Parish in Kennebunk. For 26 years he served as a Trustee of the Kennebunk Sewer District, the last 13 years as Chairman of the Board.
He helped organize the Animal Welfare Society and served as a Trustee and attorney of the Society for many years. He also helped to organize the Senior Center at Lower Village and served as a Trustee and two terms as President of the Board.
He enjoyed sailing and raced his sloop in the MORC races with his sons for several years. In addition he was an avid fly fisherman and belonged to the Shy Beaver Trout Pond Club in Hollis, Maine and fished at camps in Maine with his fishing companion Bill Gilpatric. He also participated in golf tournaments as a member of the Webhannet Golf Club and on July 4, 1990 while playing with his son Tom and others he hit a hole in one on the 5th green at the Club.He lead a full, rich life and will be missed by many.
Tom was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Lee (LaFountain) Reagan who died in 2011 , his parents and a sister Nancy McCann predeceased him. Tom is survived by his five children: Catherine L. Reagan of Kennebunk, Thomas J. Reagan, III (Wendy) of Kennebunk , Christopher Reagan (Marian) of Kennebunkport , Mary Elizabeth Hamilton (Gregory) of Ferrisburgh ,Vt. , and Rebecca R. Mankin and "daughter" Towanna Hawkins (Edward) of Kennebunk; seven grandchildren, Kathryn Mooney (Brock), Sarah Auer (Matthew), Zachary Reagan (Sofia), Lillian and Isabel Hamilton, Thomas Henry Reagan and Patricia Mankin; four great-grandchildren: Lucelia, Carly, Mary Elizabeth Mooney and William T. Auer; and two sisters: Anita Gamache of Lakeville, Mass. and Carole Reagan Dartmouth, Mass. and a brother David Reagan of Lakeville, Mass.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at the Bibber Memorial Chapel 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk followed by Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 29, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish Church St Martha Church, Portland Road, Kennebunk. Interment will be at St Mary's Cemetery Biddeford.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel 67 Summer Street Kennebunk.
Should friends desire memorial
donation may be made to the:
Animal Welfare Society
P.O Box 43
West Kennebunk, Maine 04094
in Tom's memory

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2015
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